Old Bridge, Phi­lo­so­phers’ Path, Church of the Holy Spirit, Old Uni­ver­sity
Sight­see­ing in Heidel­berg
On this page, we have com­pi­led a small selec­tion of Heidelberg’s many attrac­tions for you. You will find infor­ma­tion about the most important attrac­tions behind the menu items in the left navi­ga­tion bar. Howe­ver, the muse­ums, buil­dings or monu­ments listed below are also worth a visit.

The small but nice museum is loca­ted in the middle of the Old Town of Heidel­berg. It is a remin­der of the life and work of Fried­rich-Ebert, the first pre­si­dent of the Weimar Repu­blic. Tip: If you want to get an impres­sion of the life and work of the people in Heidel­berg at the end of the 19th cen­tury, a visit to Friedrich-Ebert’s birth­place is highly recom­men­ded.

Unique phar­maceu­ti­cal collec­tions from the history of phar­macy can be admi­red in the German Phar­macy Museum. Besi­des count­less old medi­ci­nes and reme­dies, there are also ves­sels, glas­ses, books, old manu­scripts, pre­scrip­tion devices and labo­ra­to­ries as well as com­plete phar­macy fur­ni­ture, some of them from the 17th cen­tury. With the ent­rance ticket to the Heidel­berg Castle Courty­ard you can also visit the German Phar­macy Museum.


The Kur­pfäl­zi­sches Museum is con­si­de­red the trea­sure chest of Heidel­berg. Its collec­tions of art and cul­tu­ral history from past cen­tu­ries go back to the French emi­grat Charles de Graim­berg, who was also very com­mit­ted to the pre­ser­va­tion of the castle ruins. From much ear­lier times there are, among other things, archaeo­lo­gi­cal finds from the Romans and Celts on the city’s history to admire.

If you walk along the main street from the town hall towards the east, you will come across the Karls­tor at the end of the street, which was built from 1775 to 1781 in the style of a Roman vic­tory gate. The buil­ding is richly deco­ra­ted and car­ries the por­traits of Elec­tor Karl Theo­dor and his wife as well as four Pala­tine lions. Tip: On the way to Karls­tor you will come across beau­ti­ful baro­que house faca­des over and over again.

The Korn­markt is a small square loca­ted direc­tly on the south-eas­tern town hall facade. In the middle is a sculp­ture of the Virgin Mary with the Child Jesus from a time when the new Elec­tor Phil­ipp Wil­helm wanted to make the Pro­tes­tant Pala­ti­nate Catho­lic again in 1685. From the square there is an inte­res­ting view of the castle which is situa­ted above the houses. This can be reached via a foot­path or via the moun­tain rail­way – both star­ting near the Korn­markt.